We help bridging the needs of our partners by closely monitoring global market developments, offering expertise that eliminates risks, and delivering a choice selection from approved sources. Our traders constantly update their knowledge through daily contact with major spice growers and suppliers across the globe. Experts who speak the local language are frequently on the spot in spice producing areas. As a result, they are always aware of current market conditions and ready to supply our customers with crucial information at any time.
Stay up-to-date on market developments with these market reports prepared by our market experts.
CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS
Slowly the lockdowns are (partially) lifted or eased and things may come back to the ‘new’ normal, with ‘social distancing’ as the new standard. Let us hope this will be temporarily as well. It is anybody’s guess how the world will come out of this pandemic economically and its influence on consumption patterns. As food […]
Meanwhile the first fragile signs of some improvement of the pandemic have been noticed. However in view of the numerous lives still at stake, most governments are very prudent to lift the lockdowns. This will be done very gradually and nobody knows the outcome yet and we can only hope for a swift but safe […]
Of course we cannot ignore the Corona pandemic, but we will limit this to some consequences for our trade, as all other issues related to this outbreak can be found 24/7 on all (social) media. Though most of us working at home or rotating between home and office, business is more or less as usual. […]
In China the Corona-virus ‘seems’(!) to draw back somewhat, whereas in Europe we are confronted with a rapidly increasing number of affected people for time being. Apart from the measurements in daily live we notice, also in our trade we cannot ignore the impact of the virus on trading in agricultural products. We notice the […]
For the trade from the Asian area, the Corona-virus is getting more and more impact. Obviously Chinese suppliers suffer from the extended holidays and the lack of workers due to the fact many of them have not been able to return. Consequently delays are occurring for sure for Chinese products, but also from other Asian […]
An unusual start of this CatZinfo, just to be sure you have not missed it: we will move! As from Monday February 3rd we will start in our brand new offices at the following address: Boompjes 40 3011 XB Rotterdam All other details like telephone, e-mail, PO Box 180 etc. remain unchanged. Our communication- and […]
After the seasonal holidays activities picked up rather swiftly, as well did some markets wake up after a few weeks of sideward movements. At the moment we have an eye on the crops on the Southern Hemisphere, where harvest of the first fruits has started. From the geopolitical scene we have to see whether the […]
As usual in our last CatZinfo of the year we have a short review of the year and some thoughts for the coming year. Actually there were no records broken for big or small crops, nor other product related issues were real topics. The turmoil came from the political sources, for which Brexit and the […]
The period of ‘last minute’ coverings has begun. The trading of spot positions has priority these days and might be frustrating for some of our products (examples: banana chips and pineapple) as these simply are not available anymore and new shipments coming in rather late. Very carefully we are going to have a look at […]
Business is definitely in an active mood. Buyers trying to fill the last gaps in their procurement before the Christmas-period. At this time they are limited to spot or afloat positions, as ordering now in origin is too late already in view of the transit time. On top there are quite a number of products […]